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Neolithic and Paleolithic Era

Era normally lived to be about 30-35. Humans during the Paleolithic Era had to worry about predators and the hunt as well, many of times just eating what the women were able to gather. But during the Neolithic Era the founding of agriculture and domestication of animals made food less of a priority and since the community was bigger, animal attacks were not as common as they were in the Paleolithic Era who only ate what they found or killed and constantly moved around. Paleolithic society’s were normally...

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Guns Germs and Steel Packet

key institutions, like agriculture and animal domestication, or to acquire important traits, like immunity to disease. National Geographic News spoke with professor Diamond about his research. Why over the past 10,000 years has the development of different societies proceeded at such different rates? I say the answer is location, location, location. It's overwhelmingly due to the difference in the wild plant and animal species suitable to domestication that the continents made available. All the interesting...

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Neolithic Revolution

was characterized by a shift among humans from a hunter-gather lifestyle to an agrarian culture allowing humans to exercise control over their environment and develop the complex societies and cultures we have today. Changes in gender roles, the domestication of plants and animals and the development of tools and technologies led to many problems for human societies. These problems included the emergence of human, crop and animal diseases, a fall in overall nutrition and famine. The Neolithic revolution...

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Ap Human Geography Agriculture Unit Notes

agricultural revolution. * PLANT DOMESTICATION started in southeast and south Asia more than 14,000 years ago. * ROOT CROPS – crops that are reproduced by cultivating either roots or cuttings from the plant (manioc, cassava, yams, and sweet potatoes) * SEED CROPS – plants that are cultivated by planting seeds (began in northwestern south America) crucial development in southwest Asia or fertile Crescent: the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq. DOMESTICATION OF ANIMALS * Began as early...

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The Americas gave Europe wheat, rye, barley, and oats. These ingredients helped make bread, which is modernized today. Other than produce, the introduction of livestock to the Americas began. Cattle and horses were imported to the Americas and domestication was adapted. All these new crops helped the market become more efficient and effective. Crops contributed to the economies, but manufactured products did too. The Americas produced gold and silvers from the natural mines. The Columbian Exchange...

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co-evolutionary adaptation of plants and humans. Starting with domestication by protection of wild plants, followed specialization of location and then domestication. The Levantine Primacy Model was developed in the 1980s by Ofer Bar-Yosef and his collaborators. This provides a cultural ecology explanation, based on the idea that some areas were better favoured with domesticable plants and animals than others.[11] The domestication hypothesis put forth by Daniel Quinn and others states that first humans...

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Hunter Gatherer to Agriculture

to use while searching for their food. With the advancement to agriculture humans not only had a more efficient food supply but they also had more advanced tools to help them with work. Another example is that humans domesticated livestock. The domestication of livestock made work a lot easier to be done, such as plowing fields, moving large amount of seed or transporting crops from one place to another. Furthermore, humans gained housing. With the conversion to agriculture humans built settlements...

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Against Wild Animals as Pets

Pets “Between 13,000 and 2,500 B.C., humans domesticated dogs, cats, cattle, goats, horses, and sheep from their wild counterparts. Although the terms taming and domestication are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Individual wild animals can be tamed to behave in a docile manner around humans. By contrast, domestication is a process that takes place with an entire animal species over many generations.” (libraryindex.com) Humans began domesticating large animals because they provided...

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wheat's ability to self-pollinate greatly facilitated the selection of many distinct domesticated varieties. The archaeological record suggests that this first occurred in the regions known as the Fertile Crescent. Recent findings narrow the first domestication of wheat down to a small region of southeastern Turkey, and domesticated Einkorn wheat at Nevalı Çori, 40 mi (64 km) northwest of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey—has been dated to 9,000 BCE. However evidence for the exploitation of wild barley has been...

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GGS chapter 2

empires, and expanded easily b. Civil uprisings in China usually led to a new royal family 4. Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems a. The Silk road connected many areas, letting merchants flourish b. With agriculture and domestication of animals, larger populations were sustained, and groups were more profitable 5. Development and transformation of social structures a. Caste systems set different levels of people in religions b. With the ending of hunter gatherer societies...

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